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Sanel & Necip – Hylands House

The Big Fat Cypriot Turkish Wedding Story of Senel & Necip, by London Wedding Photographer Peter Lane

Cypriot Turkish wedding in Highlands House Essex

Being wedding photographers we meet a lot of people, listen to their stories, dreams and worries. Here a short story of one amazing couple.

Once upon a time In Instagram a beautiful lady texted me: Peter, I love your work, it so different and alive… are you available for my wedding? I didn’t see it immediately and I got a phone call from a groom to be asking for a meeting. At the end of the meeting I had to say, if you like what we do you must be quick with deposit as there’s another client interested. The lady from Instagram. Then I was surprised that she is his fiancée!

All booked – full package photography and video and we started counting the time. We were very exited. Not as much as the groom who kept on contacting months before with that kind of messages: Peter, the wedding is tomorrow, lets discuss it. 

So, here the Big day. We arrived in the beautiful Essex Highlands House, such an amazing wedding venue. Two things captured our attention. The bride was calm and confident, even when everyone around her panicked about the lost bridal dress ribbon. The dress was something unique that I haven’t experienced before. I’m sure it was more than 20-30kg. I tried to lift it up and hang in corridor for a dress shot and I couldn’t. I had to ask my assistant to help me up.   

Senel & Necip celebrates and amazing Cypriot wedding by the Turkish traditions, music and food. Our team of wedding photographers and videographers had a great time and wish you guys long life, health and happiness! 

For those of you planning a wedding soon, feel free to contact and please take a look at our portfolio, incl the videography portfolio.

 

Jan & Marti Cinematic Video

A Big Fat Cypriot Turkish Wedding at Landmark London

Cinematography story-telling by London wedding videographer Peter Lane

What an amazing Perrys Weddings Landmark wedding! As a wedding videographer I feel blessed every time when I work along Perrys team. Attention to detail from A to Z and smooth order durning the whole day. The Swiss watch of the London wedding industry!

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Burgeons, your flowers fairytale can’t be left unnoticed. Your talent to recreate any premises is exceptional.

DJ Tony TP, always pleasure to work with you and I mean it. Time goes fast when I see how people have fun and don’t search for rest. So much fun, everyone surfing on the wave. Top man!

I can’t skip kudos to Howard the Toast Master, the best one in the industry!

And now, the bride and groom. An amazing, always smiling, energetic young couple. When I met them 2 years ago and they said they plan to use Perrys Wedding for the event planning I got a big relief as I knew that both, they and my team will be in good hands. As wedding videographers in London downtown hard logistics we rely on people who take the order seriously and compliment our work.

Wedding video highlights storytelling

To match their personality and blend romantic, stylish and classy with their innocent young craziness we decided to go for a contrasty highlights edit. When we saw the timeline to hit 8 min. we thought it’s too much as we hardly go over 4 min., but then when watching few times we felt that it takes 2 minutes. 

What can I say more, it was a truly amazing 5 star Turkish London Wedding. We’ll remember it for long and Peter Lane Photography team made our best for the bride and groom to remember and cherish for generations to come.

Wishing you all Earth and Heaven blessings Jan & Marti!

For those of you planning a wedding, feel free to browse our wedding videography and wedding photography portfolio. We’re happy to offer everything under one roof for your Big Day.

Jewish wedding photographer

Your Simcha, Jewish Wedding photographer and videographer London

Welcome to the best Jewish wedding photography & storytelling videography company in London. My name is Peter Rosen-Lane, director of Peter Lane Photography, London based photography and videography company.

Shortly, how we started our Simcha department 5 years ago. I was invited to shoot and film a Simcha event and I had a meeting booked with the client. Very wealthy and picky client with an amazing house in a good Jewish community area. He was very straight forward: “Peter, how can I trust you? I asked around friends, neighbours, the synagogue and nobody knows who Peter Lane is. We know Chiko, Daniel Morris, Ezra and nothing about you.” Well, I said, you have eyes and you see what I do, you either like or dislike it. Then he said, “for us photography is very important and we can trust Jewish wedding photographers and videographers, proven and experienced Simcha professionals, I like what I see but still difficult to trust you and book you. If they were not booked already we wouldn’t take this meeting”. Nothing I can help with, I replied. And then he stood up, “Peter to be honest I can’t book you but as our Simcha coordinator Dan said: “I guarantee for Peter with my life”, I’ve never heard of someone to guarantees with his life, especially in our community. I said, me neither! That was the BEST recommendation I’ve ever had. He shook my hand and prepaid immediately.

Highly recommended Jewish wedding photographer and videographer

On the day, Dan came to me and said: “this client is very very fussy, if he likes you you’ll have plenty of work, but if not happy the whole community will know that. After his first son Bar Mitzvah I was pre-booked for the younger one and got 19 referrals for next year.” It was a great Bar Mitzvah party, really huge and fancy. Lasers, production, decoration, fancy Central London event venue … We ended with about 3000 photos and everything was filtered, edited and delivered to the client 2 days after the party.

I was in the parents house with Dan, celebrating his dad’s birthday and at 11pm I got 3 messages in a sequence. I saw the name and I thought. So late messages in a raw he is not happy. I said, Dan, you open it. He read it and smiled. Peter, this is it! This is what we live for. The client is over the moon. First message was all possible ways to say Thank you in English. Second: “Peter, you and your team are another league, better than anyone. The whole family is so happy that we can’t express with words.” Third message: “If your are free for that date (3 years in advance) mark it as booked for both photo and video. I know how hard is to find professional photographers and videographers and I want to be sure that you’ll be the one. If already booked we’ll choose another day.” Dan added “they booked me too”. That was so awesome!

Jewish wedding photographer near me – Hendon, Finchley, Borehamwood, Edgware, Hampstead

Next year they refer to me a number of Jewish wedding and Bar Mitzvah clients. Now we’re one of the most recommended Jewish photographers and Jewish video production company in London. We also serve Manchester, New York and abroad. Most of our clients live in Borehamwood, Finchley, Barnet, Hampstead, Hendon, Edgware.

Planning a Jewish wedding, Bar Mitzvah (portfolio here), Brit Milah or any other event feel free to contact us. We have 3 photography and videography teams as our top one is often booked for about 2 years in advance and other do a lot of short notice Simcha.

Here on this page an example of our Jewish wedding portfolio.

Jewish wedding videographer near me – Hendon, Finchley, Borehamwood, Edgware, Hampstead

Also you can find examples of cinematic edit Bar Mitzvah and Jewish wedding videography. We offer high-end Jewish wedding video production and excellent professional Jewish wedding videographers.

Jewish Wedding Cinematic videography by Peter Lane Creative Studio

As you know photographers and videographers are cats and dog, everyone fights for the best shot, vantage point, etc. We solve the problem by organizing everything in-house, so you’ll get same style photography and video. We know how to compliment each other and we deliver more than you can expect. Please take a look at our dedicate videography page for more videos, info and pricing.

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Tewinbury Farm Hotel, Jewish Wedding cinematic highlights

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Jewish Wedding at Quaglino’s, London cinematic highlights

We don’t have big or small clients, big or small weddings because we love them all and we’re driven by passion and inspiration. Our Digital collection clients are as happy as our full day all inclusive Premium Collection ones. Our attitude is always the same however our services differ, so please choose the one that fits your needs and budget the most. Collections are customisable depends on week/weekend, season/off-season, timing, your choice of products and services and of course your wishes.

Here on this page you’ll see two types Photography Collections – Premium (all inclusive) and Standard (or Digital). Please take a look the difference and knowing what’s included will be the base of our meeting discussion.

Can’t wait to hear your story!

For those of you who need wedding photography and cinematic wedding videography under one roof, yes we can do it all for you with greatest pleasure.

Premium Collections – book your meeting:

  • covered personally by Peter Lane together with a trained assistant, or a second photographer. You’ll benefit by more than 13 years of international experience and Peter’s ability to creatively blend fashion, fine-art and documentary to capture all aspects of your Big Day.
  • the best Italian hand made wedding albums coming with hundreds of options – paper types, covers (materials and colours), sleeves and boxes, etc. to match your theme and preferences.
  • it’s a huge difference when the photographer knows how to shoot with the album in mind, designing the page while shooting.
  • your unique album will be designed by professional magazine designers and retouched by professional fashion magazine retouchers, which is a huge difference between “one man business” albums.
  • whole day coverage.
  • a beautiful private online gallery to share photos with your friends and help them find and print the photo they want and the media they want – canvas, frames, T-shirt, iPhone covers, etc.
  • fastest in UK delivery of all your thousands of images – only 2 days after the wedding while people still have hangover and fresh memories, so you can show the social media that your wedding has been magnificent, not dark, pixelated and blurry 🙂
  • Home Use rights of all photos in hi-res, edited, print ready. You’ll get thousands of nice photos not hundreds and you can print them wherever you want, they are yours!
  • fastest in UK album delivery, speed light fast!
  • unique and amazing online album proofing experience, you don’t have to describe the photos to be changed, swapped, enlarged, removed, etc. anymore because we’ll see the same what you see as if we share one computer.
  • your album retouching is the same quality as the fashion magazines and even better.
  • you won’t be posed but directed instead because we teach our brides how to pose for great results months before the wedding day.
  • you’ll be spoiled and surprised because we like happy clients!
  • you’ll get more than you can imagine.

Isn’t it all that AWESOME? And that’s not all 🙂

 

Standard Collection – From £1600:

  • time based
  • digital files (no albums or prints included)
  • standard for UK just better quality. Our trained photographers are happy to prove their creativity with every new wedding.
  • digital files edited in hi-res
  • online private gallery
  • all extras like albums, photographers, retouching, etc. can be purchased A-La-Carte
  • get in touch for more info or book a meeting

Jewish wedding traditions

Jewish wedding traditions

 

While this isn’t a complete list of wedding ceremony traditions, it is probably the most popular and important traditions that one expects to see happening at a Jewish wedding ceremony.  Some of these aspects are visually very interesting with lots of unique details and really help to make a great wedding album design.

The Tish
The groom’s tish is the traditional way of starting a Jewish wedding. Tish is the Yiddish for table. The groom tries to give a lecture on the Torah portion of the week while his family and male friends interrupt and jeer him. At the same time, the family and female friends of the bride entertain her in another room. Groom and bride may lead the tish together in Reform and Conservative congregations.

Signing the Ketubah
In the Orthodox communities, when the tish is done, the ketubah or Jewish marriage contract is signed by the groom, two male witnesses and the rabbi. In Conservative and Reform congregations, the bride may sign the ketubah as well and extra lines can be added for the female witnesses as well.

Bedeken
It is during the b’deken when the groom and bride see each other for the first time in Orthodox weddings. The b’deken, or veiling of the bride. All men including both fathers will lead the groom to the room of the bride where all women and both mothers are surrounding her. The groom will lower the veil over the bride’s face and set her apart from others and indicate that his sole interest is her inner beauty.

Jewish wedding ceremony – explained by top Jewish wedding photographer London

Chuppah
The Chuppah (canopy) symbolises the home that the new couple will build together. The canopy is open on all sides, as Abraham and Sarah had their tent open to welcome people in hospitality.
Once the bride meets the groom at the chuppah, he comes out and leads her inside the chuppah, where she stands to the right of him.

The Circling
On the first time that the couple steps inside the chuppah. The bride will circle the groom for seven times which represent the seven days of creation and seven wedding blessings.
Some also believe that the circles represent creating a wall of protection from evil spirits, temptation and the glances of other women.

Kiddushin in the chuppah
The betrothal ceremony or kiddushin happens under the chuppah. This starts with greetings, blessing of the wine, and sip taken by the groom and bride. The rings come next. The groom will recite an ancient Aramaic phrase while placing the wedding band on the right index finger of his bride. This finger is said to be directly associated to the heart. In double ring ceremonies, which are not allowed in some Orthodox weddings, the bride will also play a ring on the index finger of the groom while repeating the Aramaic phrase’s female version or biblical verse from Song of Songs or Hosea. The ketubah will then be read aloud in Aramaic and English.

Sheva B’rachot
The seven blessings or sheva b’rachot, is composed of a praise for God, good wishes for the newlywed and prayer for peace in the country of Jerusalem. In the Sephardic weddings, before the recital of the blessings, parents wrap the groom and bride in a tallisto literally bind them together. There is no need for the rabbi to say all the blessing. You can give honor to special guests through requesting them to read or sing a few of the blessings.

Glass Breaking
At the conclusion of the ceremony, it is customary for the groom to break a glass by stepping on it. The breaking of the glass reminds us of the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem. And teaches that in times of joy we must always recognise that life also brings sadness and sorrow and love, like glass, is fragile and must be protected.

This is when you’ll hear guests cheer “Mazel tov!” which has a similar meaning to “good luck” or “congratulations”

Yihud
Seclusion or yihud makes a chaotic day special. This is the standout ritual which lets you focus on the true purpose of the day: the new partnership. After the ceremony escorted to a private “yichud room” and left alone for a few minutes. These moments of seclusion signify their new status of living together as husband and wife.

Blessing of the Challach
The blessing over the clallah – a braided bread – begins the wedding meal. Usually the couple’s parents or an honorary guest makes the blessing.

The Hora
This joyful dance usually takes place either immediately after the newlyweds enter the reception room or after the first dance.
The Hora – or the chair dance – involves a few strong guests hoisting the bride and groom high above the crowd while sat in chairs. As traditional Jewish music plays, guests dance in circles and the couple is seated on chairs and hoisted into the air.

Jewish wedding photographer

HIRE A PROFESSIONAL JEWISH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER AND JEWISH WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER

One of the most important decisions when you’re planning a Jewish wedding is to hire a professional Jewish wedding photographer and Jewish wedding videographer.

Be Sure to book your wedding photographer in London on time,  as the best jewish wedding photographers are booked years in advance.  Capturing your wedding day will give you memories and amazing photos to treasure for life.

Greek wedding – Andrea & Warren

The Big Fat Greek Wedding Story of Andrea & Warren, by Greek Wedding Photographer Peter Lane

The North London Cypriot  community often  calls me – The Greek Wedding Photographer of London, and as a wedding photographer I meet a lot of people, listen to their stories, dreams and worries. You have probably read my article about the wedding of Andrea & Kyri, so the interesting thing here is that Andrea Prodromou is a cousin of Andrea Prodromou 🙂 I met Andrea & Warren almost 2 years ago, half a year before her cousin’s wedding. A lovely family together with Andrea’s mom and dad and their adorable little children.

Greek wedding videographer - Andrea & Warren

A week before the wedding the forecast change giving a whole week of rain including the wedding day. So we all swapped plan B as a plan A. Luckily it was an amazing sunny day cut from the global forecast. That was a big gift from above allowing us to have outdoor photos in the beautiful venue garden – The Prince Regent Hotel.

Andrea’s stolisma was an emotional experience – tears, emotions … things that can’t be said by words, only hearth to hearth. It was lovely to see the support of the bride’s son holding her hand during that moment, together with her little daughter sleeping next to him during the noisy ceremony.

Tear of joy and emotional moments met the bride and her father appearing at the registry aisle. This time it was the groom.

Confetty, family photos and canapés… followed by the big entrance. Dj Funksy & Praxis Entreatment introduced all the main heroes of the day with a high start of party mood. I was glad to see a saxophone in the band, not very  usual for Greek weddings. Two singer, brilliant musicians and amazing mix of Greek, house, modern English and R&B. Good job Funksy!

Speeches! So much from the hearth and so little of reading. Touchy, deep and emotional. Our whole team my second wedding photographer and two wedding videographers truly enjoyed listening and capturing the audience reactions. Well done to all speakers including little Leo and the youngest family member who put and end of speeches with: We did it! 

Then you know what followed, Greek dance, fun and lots of laughter.

What an amazing Greek wedding!

The Big Wedding Bundle – A to Z Wedding photography & videography workshop

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The Big Wedding Bundle – A to Z Wedding photography & videography workshop

Please take a look at the wedding photography workshop and wedding videography workshop for more details.

This Big Bundle creative wedding photography & videography workshop is designed for those of you interested to succeed in both creative fields photography and videography. The workshop will give you tons of knowledge, know-how, and the most important – our experience. We’ve gone through many mistakes, fake advices, trial and errors and pseudo knowledge to filter down only the things that work. The workshop will save you precious time and money, and focus on your skills and profit.

Take the shortcut, get the tested knowledge and start making money with your wedding photography & videography business.

£1499 – 2 or 3 days

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